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Listen to free audio books and poetry recordings! This library of audio books and poetry features digital recordings and MP3's from the Naropa Poetics Audio Archive, LibriVox, Project Gutenberg, Maria Lectrix, and Internet Archive users.
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Download or listen to free music and audio This library contains recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to Grateful Dead concerts, to Old Time Radio shows, to book and poetry readings, to original music uploaded by our users. Many of these audios and MP3s are available for free download. Check our FAQ for more information . Contribute Your Audio Please feel free to upload your audio (Uploaders, please set a Creative Commons license as part of the upload process, so people know...
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The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
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LibriVox - founded in 2005 - is a community of volunteers from all over the world who record public domain texts: poetry, short stories, whole books, even dramatic works, in many different languages. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain in the USA and available as free downloads on the internet. If you are not in the USA, please check your country's copyright law before downloading. Please visit the LibriVox website where you can search for books that interest you. You can search or...
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
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Librivox recording of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection , by Charles Darwin. Charles Darwin's Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary biology. The book's full title is On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . It introduced the theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, nature, science, animals, evolution, natural selection
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Joseph Devlin
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LibriVox recording of How to Speak and Write Correctly, by Joseph Devlin. Read by Librivox volunteers. This is a 1910 guide for those who wish to learn how to correctly (though maybe not "properly") create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more, all while choosing the right words and doing it with style. Joseph Devlin's words may not all be relevant still today, but at least it sounds good when it's read aloud! (Summary by Andrew Lebrun). For further information,...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, English, composition, punctuation, self-help, instruction
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Jack London
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LibriVox recording of Call of the Wild, by Jack London. In this novel (often mistakenly classified a children’s book) the main protagonist Buck, a St. Bernard/Collie mix, is abducted and sold to a trainer of sled dogs in Alaska. He adapts to the brutal conditions and is finally acquired by a loving man. When this new owner is killed, Buck follows the ‘call of the wild’ and joins a pack of wolves. (Summary written by Gesine) For further information, including links to online text, reader...
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Topics: literature, audiobook, librivox
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/215
The LibriVox Free Audiobook Collection
by Benjamin Franklin, ed. Frank Woodworth Pine
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LibriVox recording of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, edited by Frank Woodward Pine. Read by Gary Gilberd. Franklin wrote his autobiography in the form of an extended letter to his son. While recording the events of his life, he adds instructions for good living which makes this work America’s first “How to Succeed” book. (Summary by Gary) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats or languages (if available),...
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Topics: librivox, literature, audiobooks, autobiography, franklin, pine
Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text